The word "spa" has become a trendy buzzword over the last few years, but what is it about "spa" that means so much to us? The International Spa Association (ISPA) defines spa this way: "Spas are entities devoted to enhancing overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of the mind, body and spirit."
For spa professionals, spa means the opportunity to educate the public about the myriad physical, mental and emotional benefits of spa therapy treatments; it's helping others get in touch with their physical and spiritual selves; and it's teaching clients how to care for themselves between spa visits.
For the spa-goer, it means the opportunity to escape, recharge, and return to the world with a renewed sense of spirit; it means treating oneself to a much-deserved break from the stress and pressures of everyday life; and it's understanding that in order to give back to the world, one must first care for him or herself.
Welcome to SpaTherapy.com! As an offshoot of Massage Today and MassageToday.com, our mission is to provide a viable resource for spa professionals, novice and experienced spa-goers, and anyone else interested in learning more about the benefits of spa as it pertains to health and wellness.
For the spa professional, SpaTherapy.com reports the latest news and events from the spa industry; provides links to professional spa associations; and offers a spa events calendar. For the spa consumer, SpaTherapy.com offers a national spa locator and ratings feature, and “The Spa Menu,” which provides basic information on various spa therapies and massage modalities. For both the spa professional and consumer, SpaTherapy.com offers informational and educational articles; a “Learning Center” with information about other alternative health and wellness modalities, including acupuncture, chiropractic, herbs and botanicals, general health, and nutrition; and an online discussion forum where spa professionals can network, and spa consumers can ask questions and spark discussion. Some of the site’s features are still under construction but we are working to get them up as soon as possible, so make sure you check back often.
It is our hope that SpaTherapy.com will serve all of your spa needs; if it doesn't, drop us a line and tell us what we can do to make it better for you at